Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
Shooting the Polished Documentary Workshop
- Presented by:
- Eric Talesnick and John Gardiner
- Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
- August 06, 2016
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- $115/ $99 for CPS Members.
- Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center
6060 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028
This in depth workshop will teach you how to approach and execute professional level interview shoots that will bring your documentary to the next level. Filmmakers Eric Talesnick and John Gardiner will teach how they have achieved a decade of TV doc work in challenging environments, from broadcast and independent docs, to theatrical features, from the LA Rooftops with Rod Stewart to the city streets of Nicaragua.
Eric and John will discuss the challenges of location, lighting, time, and lens choices. The day includes building the camera, scouting, planning for the scene, prepping the equipment, and lighting a three camera hosted interview, the corner stone of cable and network documentary series.
After lunch the class will break into two groups that will rotate so everyone experiences the two styles of documentary formats; location natural light vs. studio lighting.
John will walk you through how he creates a polished studio look for some of his biggest clients and Eric will showcase how he's overcome the hurdles of location shooting by balancing both natural and artificial light sources.
We are limiting the attendees so everyone will be part of the crew. You will produce a variety of interview looks. These will be real world scenarios; so when you get on set you will be ready for anything. Whether you are a seasoned pro or just beginning your career this workshop will provide insight into how TV docs are created.
Eric Talesnick has been a visual storyteller for more than a decade. Clients include CBS, NBC, ESPN, CNN, Sony, Lifetime, Discovery, Warner Brothers, Disney, and many other agencies and production companies. John Gardiner a Los Angeles based cinematographer and director spending more than a decade working in various capacities in theater, film and television. He works in feature films and documentaries to webisodes and commercials
What you will learn:
- How to scout a location and find the best angles
- The best lens options for shooting a single or multicam interview
- How to plan and execute a three-camera shoot
- How to study reference material to execute an established look
- How to execute a polished studio look
- The best ways to balance natural light levels when shooting on location
- How to utilize the tools and feature set of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II to properly capture images suitable for broadcast
What to bring - Media Options for Taking Home Sample Footage:
• CFast Cards for Recording Directly from Camera
• SD Cards for Recording Proxy Footage Directly from Camera
• External Computer Hard Drive for Copy of Footage from Demo CFast Card
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